Movies like Paycheck

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Paycheck (2003)
 6.3
 99K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tech noir, stylized, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, frame up, on the run, chase, danger, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, technology, betrayal, lottery, laser, time travel, engineer, inventions and discoveries, cyberpunk, riddles and clues, ambition, computers and web, chases and races, imaginary, escapades, experimenting, false arrest ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: campus, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Paycheck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and entertaining films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, chase, technology, dialogue, murder and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Paycheck: Minority Report (2002), Abduction (2011), The Island (2005), Source Code (2011), Inception (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 475K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: interesting, futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, foreknowledge, frame up, psychic, precognition, future dystopia, law enforcer, crime, police investigation, evidence, corruption ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 73K
Abduction (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: on the run, chase, teenager, danger, young heroes, life turned upside down, chases and races, cia, hidden identity, past, assassin, webcam ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 290K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cloning, escape, island, technology gone awry, fugitives, future dystopia, lookalikes, warrior, genetics, paranoia, mercenary, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 457K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, suspicion, save the day, terrorism, nuclear threat, train, imaginary, danger ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 1.9M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, philosophy, manipulations, teamwork, redemption, perfect crime, mind control, imagination, virtual reality, hi-tech, one last job ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 279K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, investigation, terrorism, changing the past or future, police investigation, foreknowledge, danger, deja vu, special agents, time loop, shooting, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 470K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, technology gone awry, future dystopia, a.i., robot, imaginary, danger, killer robot, murder, inventions and discoveries, chaos, man versus machine ...
Time: future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, danger, technophobia, computers and web, computer genius, society, a.i., heroic mission, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, near future, 2020s
Place: beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 168K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, surveillance, computers and web, law enforcement, investigation, fbi, mysterious character, life turned upside down, mind game, technology, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 45K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, survival, supernatural, save the world, escapades, military, heroic mission, heroes, chaos, violence, science, technology ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, virginia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 230K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, double agent, world domination, memory loss, betrayal, suspicion, false memory, spy, resistance fighter, on the run, uncover truth, resistance ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 164K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, cyberpunk, utopia, androids and robots, investigation, murder, future dystopia, human existence, robot, end of the world, special agents, life risking ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 283K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, secret agents, memory loss, chase, mars, outer space, secret agent, false memory, resistance, space colony, falsely accused ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 80s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 52K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, martial arts, time machine, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, heroic mission, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 111K
The 6th Day (2000)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: cloning, genetic engineering, good versus evil, back from the dead, helicopter, birthday, clones, murder, cyberpunk, lookalikes, escapades, crimes ...
Time: future, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s, twentieth century
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 14K
Freejack (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, chase, bounty hunter, fish out of water, on the run, lovers reunited, murder, investigation, immortality, society, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 141K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, danger, memory loss, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, museum, chases and races, race against time, religions or cults, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 141K
Next (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies ...
Style: mind bending, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreknowledge, psychic, changing the past or future, destiny, chase, danger, save the day, supernatural ability, car chase, terrorism, time travel, couple relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 506K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, on the run, organized crime, sent to the past, mafia, violence, self sacrifice, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 28K
Erased (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, assassin, on the run, family relations, assassination, undercover, secret agents, parents and children, chases and races, danger, family in danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, brussels belgium, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Echelon Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mysterious cell phone messages promise a young American engineer untold wealth - then make him the target of a deadly international plot. Dangerous security operatives chase the engineer across the globe, while a powerful government official pursues ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, chase, a.i., undercover, danger, on the run, government agency, computer system, chaos, computers and web, technology gone awry, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, europe, moscow russia, paris france, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 29K
Cypher (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, espionage, disorder, mysterious character, uncover truth, undercover, hidden identity, power relations, dishonesty, femme fatale, conspiracy, corporate crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 392K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, memory loss, survival, young heroes, adventure, isolation, trapped, maze, danger, youth, imaginary, post apocalyptic ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 349K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, race against time, fighting the system, social differences, time, love and romance, on the run, chase, poverty, society, chases and races ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 237K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mysterious character, manipulations, investigation, danger, hidden identity, life turned upside down, crimes, coma, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 408K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, exciting, surreal, serious, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, tough girl, intelligence, supernatural ability, supernatural, telekinesis, telepathy, escapades, mind control, imaginary, betrayal, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, rome italy, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 82K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, soul transference, uncover truth, chase, cloning, immortality, body snatching, laboratory, secret laboratory, hidden identity, manhunt, mad scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 46K
Chain Reaction (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, conspiracy, on the run, protagonist as suspect, crimes, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, chase, fbi, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 132K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, resistance, against the odds, gadget, tough heroes, death sentence, prison ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, 2010s, twentieth century ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, danger, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, corruption, uncover truth, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, europe, madrid, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%